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Gene Roddenberry, who created Star Trek, and his wife Majel will be taking a special trip together.

Roddenberry passed away in 1991, and his wife died last month.

It was Majel's wish that some of their remains be shot into space together.

Well, a company called Celetis will help fulfill her wishes! That's the same company that sent some of Gene's ashes into space back in 1997.

Celestis has just announced that the couple's ashes will be sent into space on a mission they are calling, what else, Voyager.

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31 comments to “Off To Space”

  1. 1

    That sucks!

  2. 2

    Kinda cool that there going out where no ones boldly gone before

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    If it made sense to them, then Godspeed!

  4. 4

    To each their own…. happy journey :)

  5. Lene says – reply to this


    rip.rip. this sucks. this is so sad!

    post the video Chris Crocker made about Miley.

  6. 6

    it's sweet in a creepy kin da way lol

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    Thats a bit strange but whatever floats there boat…

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  10. 10

    Ha! They're gonna be floating around in space forever. That's pretty cool.

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    I want that!!!!!!

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  14. 14

    Seems like a natural ending for these two.
    I've heard of married Oceanographers having their ashes scattered at sea and parachutists having their ashes scattered from a plane, so for the Roddenberry's what else could there have been?

  15. 15

    Keep on tearing the ozone layer.

  16. 16

    Much Love and Blessing to them "Both" and to their Loving Family, Friends and Fans!… I know for sure they'll both be remembered and missed…God Bless.

  17. 17

    Re: BBBoricua Re: the last star
    Sooooooooo what's it going to be for you two???
    You'll have to send some of your ashes to Perez to sit in an urn on his shelf because this is where you met. LOL
    Is that too gruesome?

  18. 18

    Re: the last star – LOL! Go see my answer in the Harry post…..

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    Re: Hot Monkey Love Obama Style! – Ola Hottest of all Primates (o:
    Am not ignoring your blog. Am on the hunt for an awesome Aussie pavlova recipie for you - it was my Grans and my mum is hunting for it for me. (o:

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    Re: Mistress – Hey, Mistress… Good to see you in real time…..
    No, God knows what Perezito will do with them…. :)
    How is Daisy?

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    said you missed this one 'rez, but its all good mate..
    for those who dont know, majel played nurse chappel (sp) in the original trek series back in the 60's. she was the computer voice of the starships in all the movies and tv shows (next gen, voyager, ds-9 and enterprise) as well as the animated series back in the 70's/80's…a true loss for the sc-fi community.

    and yes, i am a complete trek geek…

  23. 23

    Re: BBBoricua – She is good thank you BeBa - every day is a blessing (o:

  24. 24

    He may have been married to her but he had not wanted to be with her for some time. Roddenberry was notoriously sleeping around with other women during their entire marriage. One woman wrote a book about it. Majel simply wanted everyone to think she was a devoted wife - when she was simply a Mighty Shrew clinging to the kingdom like a famewhore. After his death, she ran the empire like Hitler and drove the ST people completely nuts. She may want their ashes to be together in space but space is COLD and VAST - just like her.

  25. ambam says – reply to this


    R.I.P to the both of them.

  26. 26

    I thought I heard that that rocket that sent Gene's ashes malfunctioned? His ashes are in the Pacific Ocean.

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  28. 28

    This will be great news for the alien vacuum cleaner salesmen.

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    Beam them up Scotty. Perfect

  31. 31

    why not ?
    I mean, I can't think of a better way to dispose of her remains.